I love stumbling on an unexpected interior design discovery! While walking past UNIQLO in Soho yesterday en route to the subway the Liberty London for UNIQLO collaboration sign caught my eye so I popped in. Minutes later I was lured further into the store, drawn to a rack of tank tops with fun summer prints. As I looked at a tag I discovered that they were from the Sister Parish for UNIQLO collection!
I only became familiar with Sister Parish recently and to be honest, it's not exactly my signature style - but I can appreciate an iconic designer with early roots in the industry. Sister Parish, born Dorothy May Kinnicutt, was known for her English country house style of interiors. By English country house we are talking American quilts, brocade sofas, and lots of chintz. She was commissioned to decorate the White House during the leadership of Kennedy and her influences still remain in some of the rooms, especially the Yellow Room.
Dorothy's daughter and granddaughter formed Sister Parish Design in 2000 to resurrect her style with a slightly more modern spin. The hand silk screened eco friendly printed patterns are something I can get behind. In my world, these fun patterns would create a fun accent wall in a bathroom or kids room. Better yet the patterns make a conversation piece of a summer tank, like this one I grabbed in coral and teal - such a unique oyster inspired print!